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As CollectiveSmash continues on our journey through the Star Trek films with the #ToBoldyWatch series, the Collective and Keysmash Blog have put together a couple of Five Things posts that we want to share with you. Below, are the top 5 picks of our Collective writers on the most iconic Star Trek guest appearances over the years. Be sure to visit Keysmash Blog to check out “Five Things: Iconic Catchphrases”.


theory of everything posterWith the 2015 Oscars less than three weeks away, we here at the Collective blog have decided to review the eight films nominated in the Best Picture category. We (unknowingly) kicked this off with a review of The Imitation Game back in November, so it seems only fair to follow suit with its biggest competitor: The Theory of Everything (2014). 

Based on the book Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, The Theory of Everything tells the story of renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his first wife (Felicity Jones). The film begins in 1963—about 21 years old, Stephen is a new Ph.D. candidate at Cambridge. He is energetic and spry, a student who is as active physically as he is mentally. We see him racing his bicycle to school, and later as part of the rowing team. It is almost painful to watch, knowing that soon all his bodily capabilities will be stolen from him.